There’s a career for you in Scotland’s thriving creative industry – whatever your interests are. It’s one of Scotland’s most diverse sectors, covering architecture, TV, radio, film, fashion and textiles, cultural heritage, design, journalism, publishing, music, visual arts, gaming and more.
If you can combine an imaginative insight and a natural flair for storytelling with a technical skillset, then you could be in demand. Nowadays, solid digital knowledge is essential as well.
Many people who work in the creative industry are either self-employed and manage their own hours or work on a contractual basis. This means a creative career could be a great choice if you’re an entrepreneur, value flexibility in your work life, love networking, and enjoy promoting yourself and your abilities.
There’s no shortage of talented young Scots who want to work in the creative industries. To put yourself ahead of the competition, you need to be determined. It’s important to get work experience, volunteer, and take part in extra-curricular activities alongside your studies. This will give you insight into how the industry works, the various jobs and duties involved, and the skills that are required to succeed in each. On-the-job experience will also help you figure out what suits you best and help you build a network of contacts who can help you in the future.